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Encyclopedia > FIBA World Championship for Women
FIBA World Championship for Women
Sport Basketball
Founded 1953
No. of teams 16
Continent International (FIBA)
Most recent champion(s)  Australia

Contents

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History

Like the men's event, the Women’s World Championship was created by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). It began in 1953, three years after the first men's event, and was first held in Chile. For most of its early history, it was not held in the same year as the men's championship, and did not establish a consistent quadrennial cycle until 1967. After the 1983 event, FIBA changed the scheduling so that the women's tournament would be held in even-numbered non-Olympic years, a change that had come to the men's tournament in 1970. The International Basketball Federation (French: Fédération Internationale de Basketball), more commonly known by the French acronym FIBA (pronounced ), is an association of national organizations which governs international competition in basketball. ... Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... The 1970 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Ljubljana, Yugoslavia from May 10 to 24, 1970. ...


For 2006, the number of participating teams will remain at 16, unlike the men's event, which has been expanded to 24.


Only four teams have won titles in the history of the World Championship for Women. The United States has won seven titles, including four of the last six. The Soviet Union won six titles, including five in a row from 1959 to 1975. The only other countries to win have been Brazil in 1994 and Australia in 2006. Official logo The 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women will be hosted by Brazil from September 12 to September 23, 2006. ...


Results

Summaries

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1953
Details
 Chile (Santiago de Chile)
USA
N/A
Chile

France
N/A
Brazil
1957
Details
 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
USA
N/A
Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia
N/A
Brazil
1959
Details
 Soviet Union (Moscow)
Soviet Union
N/A
Bulgaria

Czechoslovakia
N/A
Yugoslavia
1964
Details
 Peru
Soviet Union
N/A
Bulgaria

Czechoslovakia
N/A
USA
1967
Details
 Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union
N/A
Korea

Czechoslovakia
N/A
West Germany
1971
Details
 Brazil
Soviet Union
N/A
Czechoslovakia

Brazil
N/A
Korea
1975
Details
 Colombia
Soviet Union
N/A
Japan

Czechoslovakia
N/A
Italy
1979
Details
 South Korea (Seoul)
USA
N/A
Korea

Canada
N/A
Australia
1983
Details
 Brazil
Soviet Union
84–82
USA

China
71–63
Korea
1986
Details
 Soviet Union
USA
108–88
Soviet Union

Canada
64–59
Czechoslovakia
1990
Details
 Malaysia
USA
N/A
Yugoslavia

Cuba
N/A
Czechoslovakia
1994
Details
 Australia
Brazil
96–84
China

USA
100–95
Australia
1998
Details
 Germany
USA
71–65
Russia

Australia
72–67
Brazil
2002
Details
 China
USA
79–74
Russia

Australia
91–63
Korea
2006
Details
 Brazil (Barueri & São Paulo)
Australia
91–74
Russia

USA
99–59
Brazil
2010
Details

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Successful national teams

Map of countries' best results
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  USA 7 1 2 10
2  Soviet Union 6 2 0 8
3  Australia 1 0 2 3
4  Brazil 1 0 1 2
5  Russia 0 3 0 3
6  Bulgaria 0 2 0 2
6  Korea 0 2 0 2
8  Czechoslovakia 0 1 5 6
9  China 0 1 1 2
10  Chile 0 1 0 1
10  Japan 0 1 0 1
10  Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
13  Canada 0 0 2 2
14  Cuba 0 0 1 1
14  France 0 0 1 1
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